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Oak Farm Vineyards

Oak Farm Vineyards
2017 Salman Farms Off-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 3.3%
Lodi Rules Certified
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

Oak Farm Vineyards
2017 Salman Farms Off-Dry, Gewurztraminer, Clarksburg

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 3.3%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried peaches and flowers, melon drizzled with white balsamic, and plum skin with a bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium apple sauce and honeyed nectarine finish. A mild, easy-sipping gewurztraminer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: dried peaches and flowers, melon drizzled with white balsamic, and plum skin
Taste Flavor: apple sauce and honeyed nectarine
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild, easy-sipping gewurztraminer.

The Producer

Oak Farm Vineyards

The Producer
23627 N. DeVries Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242
USA
1 209-365-6565

Gewurztraminer

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape are easy to recognize thanks to their unmistakable perfumes of lychee, yellow roses, grapefruit and ginger. In fact, it has been documented that Gewurztraminer is among the easiest varieties to recognize simply from its aromas.

While Gewurztraminer is produced in several countries, including the United States, Chile and New Zealand, is is only made into an accomplished wine in two regions: Alsace in northeastern France and Alto Adige in northeastern Italy. In fact, the town of Tramin in Alto Adige lends its name to the grape; as the word gewurz means "spicy" in German (one of the official languages in this territory), Gewurztraminer is the "spicy one from Tramin."

The dry versions from these regions are rich and spicy and should be consumed within 5-7 years of the vintage date (the Alsatian examples tend to age longer); pair them with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine or a specialty dish such as Quiche Lorraine. Sweeter versions are made in both regions; the vendange tardives and grains nobles Gewurztraminers from Alsace can age for two or three decades and are excellent on heir own or with blue cheese or foie gras.